SW Florida Real Estate
Daniel G. Starowicz, P.A.
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Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc.
4020 S. Del Prado Blvd Ste B-2
Cape Coral, FL 33904
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Daniel G. Starowicz P.A., Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc., (239) 603-6100
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Southwest Florida Waterfront in Southwest Florida (Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida) including saltwater (salt-water) gulf access (ocean access) canal homes (houses) and condos (condominiums). Includes waterfront foreclosures reo bank owned properties and short sales.
If you are seeking Waterfront properties in Southwest Florida (the greater Fort Myers / Cape Coral region) this website will prove to be an invaluable resource to you! It covers all of Lee County, Florida (hence the website name LeeHouses.com) which includes Sanibel & Captiva, Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island, Estero, & Bonita Springs in addition to Fort Myers & Cape Coral. When you are ready to talk specifics give me a call at 239-603-6100. I am the expert on the area waterfront, and this is what I concentrate my time on! I recommend beginning with this waterfront tutorial but you can jump right to viewing the current gulf access listings here or view other search options.
‘Waterfront’ can refer to a multitude of different properties in this area, but most often is in reference to homes on saltwater, gulf access canals. Note that ‘gulf access’ simply means ocean access. Since the Gulf of Mexico isn’t really an ocean, we use the term ‘gulf access.’ We also refer to locations as either freshwater or saltwater. Saltwater implies that it has navigable access to the open water, whereas freshwater does not. It does not really refer to the salinity of the water!
So, if you are after a single family home on a canal, with a dock in the backyard, with the ability to take the boat out to the Gulf and beaches you are after gulf access property on a saltwater canal. If this is the case, I recommend reading this waterfront tutorial. Many of the best deals on....
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Main Features of this page:
Waterfront Search:for waterfront gulf access (gulf-access) saltwater (salt-water) homes, houses, and condos in SW Florida (Southwest Florida) including Cape Coral canal homes, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel beachfront properties.
NEXT STEP: Specify if you are looking for gulf access or not!
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GULF ACCESS Property Search
Boaters, 1st time site users
Includes all the area ocean (gulf) access waterfront properties including single family homes on saltwater canals.
NON Gulf Access Waterfront Search
Includes beachfront properties, lakefront options (including golf courses), ponds, and freshwater canal homes.
Advanced Waterfront Search:for waterfront gulf access (gulf-access) saltwater (salt-water) homes, houses, and condos in SW Florida (Southwest Florida) including Cape Coral canal homes, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel beachfront properties.
Waterfront Search Options
Newest Gulf Access Listings
Those ready to act fast!
Simple source to find the just listed properties. Bookmark this page to check back frequently!
Waterfront Foreclosures: Map Search
Always updated map of the county and the cooresponding foreclosures in that section
More options coming soon
Coming soon. I’ll add vacant land options, mutli-family, etc.
Cape Coral: Waterfront
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Gulf Access Waterfront Search
For those seeking waterfront properties offering boating access to the Gulf of Mexico (gulf access) including single family homes on gulf access canals go to the Southwest Florida gulf access waterfront homes and condos page.
I have a page on my site dedicated to the area foreclosures. You can view the current Southwest Florida waterfront and gulf access foreclosures list at this link.
Topics of Interest to Waterfront Buyers:
Note: the following is also nicely covered in the waterfront tutorial covered here.
Cape Coral Gulf Access
An explanation of Cape Coral gulf access is extensively covered in the tutorial here (recommended). You may also go to the Southwest Florida gulf access page and just select Cape Coral as your area of interest. You may also wish to note the quick links, higher up on the right column of this page, to the most popular search categories.
Cape Coral Freshwater Canals
For those who do not really need the boating access to the Gulf of Mexico (or who choose to keep a boat in a marina instead) freshwater canal homes offer you a much more affordable option. Feel free to contact me at 239-603-6100 to request a map be mailed to you, which clearly indicates which canals are the more affordable, freshwater canals. You can also search the freshwater properties currently available down below in the ‘non gulf access waterfront section’
Beach / Island Properties
For those who are seeking property at the beach, whether it is direct beachfront (oceanfront) or simply homes or condos located on the barrier islands of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, or Bonita Beach this website will offer you a collection of search options. I myself live on one of the islands, on a gulf-access canal, and have lived in the area since 1984, so it’s safe to say I know this subject well! Feel free to contact me at 239-603-6100 to discuss what you are looking for, or start by browsing the search options on this site.
1. For those who want the islands AND need gulf-access boating accommodation, go to the following gulf access search page and simply choose one of the barrier island locations of interest.
2. For those who simply want on the islands with a water view (whether that’s a direct beachfront, ocean view or simply something more like a golf-course lake or pond view) go to the section down below entitled the ‘non gulf access waterfront section’ and choose one of the island locations of interest.
Waterfront Overview, Cont’d:.
Many of the best deals on Gulf access canal homes will be found in Cape Coral. This is largely due to the volume of waterfront choices in Cape Coral versus the rest of the region (actually versus all of Florida). Numbers-wise, there are hundreds of miles of canals in Cape Coral versus only a few miles worth on the Fort Myers side of the river. This means that your dollar goes further in Cape Coral (also simply called ‘The Cape’) more than most anywhere else in Florida. A more in depth look at Cape Coral waterfront is available in the Cape Coral section of the waterfront tutorial.
Gulf access canal properties are further subdivided into those with unobstructed, sailboat access and those located behind boat locks, lifts, and/or bridges. This has has significant effects on the locations value and usability.
If Cape Coral is of interest: You should also take into consideration the length of boating runs, learn which neighborhoods offer the direct sailboat access in Cape Coral (if of interest), gain an understanding of where the boat locks and boat lifts are located in Cape Coral as well as review where Cape Coral bridges are located and their corresponding heights.
You can also get a feel for the general pricing of waterfront property in the different areas of Southwest Florida (not limited just to Cape Coral) and get an idea of my waterfront property recommendations in Southwest Florida. Comprehensive maps of the Cape Coral waterfront canal system are available for review too.
For buyers not so concerned about the gulf access, Cape Coral’s freshwater canals offer a more affordable option. Some locations still offer access to a chain of small lakes for fishing and recreation. Note that our idea of what qualifies as a lake may be very different than yours! A five acre ‘pond’ would qualify as a lake here. Review the maps of Cape Coral to get an idea of what to expect.
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NON Gulf Access Waterfront Search Options:
Search options for those looking for waterfront properties but who don’t necessarily need gulf access. Note that freshwater options are typically notably cheaper! This section includes Cape Coral freshwater canal properties, golf course homes (on lakes and ponds), pricier direct beachfront properties, and more. [Hint: once the results appear you can revise the price range to your liking].
Daniel G. Starowicz, P.A. Sand Castle Realty Group, Inc. 4020 S. Del Prado Blvd. Suite B-2, Cape Coral, FL 33904 239-603-6100
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